Focus Electric Owners! - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Third Generation > MK3 Focus Electric

MK3 Focus Electric The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the MK3 all-electric Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 10-25-2012, 07:59 PM   #22
DanHoll
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 104668
Location: Rochester, NY
What I Drive: 2012 Frost EV & 2012 Red SE

Posts: 6
FF Reputation: 1 DanHoll Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Cost Justification

For payback you have to do your own math based on mileage driven, your cost of Electricity and your cost of gas and your mpg on your ICE car.

Here's how I would figure mine

Miles driven / year = 12000

the EV gets about 4 mile per kWh so kWh = 12000/4 = 3000kWhr

Where I live Electricity costs about $0.11 per kWhr so
Fuel Cost for EV is 3000 x .11 = $330 per year

I have a 2012 Focus ICE that gets about 30 mpg doing the same kind of driving

so 12000 / 30 = 400 gallons of gas

at 4.00 per gallon gase cost would be $1600 per year

so fuel savings with EV is 1600 -330 = $1270 per year.

The EV has about every bell and whistle known to Ford so you really need to compare to a titanium at about $26000

My EV dealer price was a little over $37000 with the federal tax credit (7500) cost is $30,000, 4000 more than the ICE version

So based on fuel alone the payback would 4000/1270 = 3.2 years and that is without taking into account maintenance savings i.e. no oil change, brakes last forever, many fewer moving parts to wear out etc.

Not factored into the above is the pure fun of driving the car
DanHoll is offline  
    Reply With Quote
 

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:05 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat